e-books in Observational Astronomy category
by Louis Bell - McGraw-Hill , 1922
This book is written for the many observers, who use telescopes for study or pleasure and desire more information about their properties. It attempts neither exhaustive technicalities nor popular descriptions of great observatories and their work.
by Julianne Dalcanton, et al. - arXiv , 2015
For the first time in history, humans have reached the point where it is possible to construct a revolutionary space-based observatory that has the capability to find dozens of Earth-like worlds, and possibly some with signs of life.
- European Southern Observatory , 2011
The European Extremely Large Telescope will address exciting new questions, and this book gives a flavour of the kind of questions that it will finally answer. The most exciting discoveries are probably those that we have not yet even imagined.
by Keith Riles - arXiv , 2012
As the dawn of gravitational wave astronomy nears, this review, intended primarily for interested particle and nuclear physicists, describes what we have learned to date and the prospects for direct discovery of gravitational waves.
by S. G. Djorgovski, A.A. Mahabal, A.J. Drake, M.J. Graham, C. Donalek - arXiv , 2012
Sky surveys represent a fundamental data basis for astronomy. We use them to map in a systematic way the universe and its constituents. We review the subject, with an emphasis on the wide-field imaging surveys, placing them in a broader context.
by T. L. Wilson - arXiv , 2011
An overview of the techniques of radio astronomy. It contains a short history, details of calibration procedures, coherent/heterodyne and incoherent/bolometer receiver systems, observing methods for single apertures and interferometers, etc.
by Matthew Pitkin, Stuart Reid, Sheila Rowan, Jim Hough - arXiv , 2011
The main theme of this review is a discussion of the mechanical and optical principles used in the various long baseline systems in operation around the world - LIGO, Virgo, TAMA300, LCGT, GEO600 - and in LISA, a proposed space-borne interferometer.
by Catherine Turon - arXiv , 2011
This short book presents a few striking examples of astrophysics space observatories and of major results spanning from the Solar neighborhood and our Galaxy to external galaxies, quasars and the cosmological background.
by Frederick Hanley Seares - Stephens , 1909
The main purpose of the volume is an exposition of the principal methods of determining latitude, azimuth, and time. Generally speaking, the limit of precision is that corresponding to the engineer's transit or the sextant.
by George Leonard Hosmer - Wiley , 1910
The purpose of this volume is to furnish a text in Practical Astronomy especially adapted to the needs of civil-engineering students who can devote but little time to the subject, and who are not likely to take up advanced study of Astronomy.
by P. S. Michie, F. S. Harlow - John Wiley & Sons , 1893
This volume is designed especially for the use of the cadets of the U. S. Military Academy, as a supplement to the course in General Astronomy. It is therefore limited to that branch of Practical Astronomy which relates to Field Work.
by Uri Feldman, at al. - ESA Publications Division , 2003
Investigations of the heating of the corona and the acceleration of the solar wind are two of the prime scientific goals in studying the solar upper atmosphere with the Solar and Heliospheric Observatory (SOHO) of ESA and NASA.
by C. Barlow, G. Bryan - University Correspondence College Press , 1893
The book fills the gap between the many excellent popular and non-mathematical works on Astronomy, and the standard treatises on the subject, which involve high mathematics. The rudimentary knowledge of Geometry, Algebra, and Trigonometry is assumed.
by George L. Hosmer - John Wiley and Sons Inc. , 1925
The text is adapted to the needs of civil-engineering students. The text deals chiefly with the class of observations which can be made with surveying instruments, the methods applicable to astronomical and geodetic instruments being treated briefly.
by F. Brünnow - Van Nostrand , 1865
The celestial sphere and its diurnal motion; On the changes of the fundamental planes to which the places of the stars are referred; Corrections of the observations arising from the position of the observer on the surface of the Earth; and more.
by Wallace H. Tucker - NASA History Office , 1984
Some of the topics covered in this book include creative violence, stellar explosions, cosmic rays, superbubbles, stellar coronas, collapsed stars, neutron stars, degenerate dwarf stars, black holes, X-ray images of galaxies, galactic nuclei, etc.
by Andrew J. Butrica - NASA History Division , 1996
A comprehensive history of this surprisingly significant scientific discipline. Quite rigorous and systematic in its methodology, To See the Unseen explores the development of the radar astronomy specialty in the larger community of scientists.
by Geoffrey A. Blake - California Institute of Technology , 2004
This course discusses the fundamental aspects of atomic and molecular spectra that enable one to infer physical conditions in astronomical, planetary and terrestrial environments from the analysis of their electromagnetic radiation.
by T. L. Wilson - arXiv , 2009
Introduction to the basic elements for the measurements and interpretation of data in the millimeter and sub-mm wavelength range. The basics of radiative transfer, receivers, antennas, interferometry radiation mechanisms and molecules are presented.
by J.-L. Starck, F. Murtagh - Springer , 2006
The book explains how to handle real problems in astronomical data analysis using a modern arsenal of powerful techniques. It treats the methods of image, signal, and data processing that are proving to be both effective and widely relevant.
by Max Fairbairn , 2005
The text covers principles of planetary photometry: radiance and the equation of transfer, diffuse reflection and transmission, albedo, scattering and absorption, net flux and exitance, and a brief history of the Lommel-Seeliger law.